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Does Not Illustrate (crowner, new clock): Readings Are Off The Scale get usage counts

[up]Depends on the pictures, I suppose. An "Error: Overflow" would work, if there's such a picture.
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 52 goto 124, Thu, 12th Jul '12 4:06:54 AM from Balack's Cove
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 53 Adannor, Fri, 20th Jul '12 12:40:31 AM from effin' belarus
Battler > that TTGL > speedometer.

TTGL is, again, a goddamn triumphant example which is nigh impossible to capture in a succinct image.
Thing is that in the first frame of the current image? The scale is already filled. TWICE. It is first dark, then it fills with green, then with white, then with rainbow and then explodes into the air and cover the entire cockpit.
Scale with double layer of measures against going off the scale, went off the scale.
Which results in a goddamn giant pile of images to capture it all, made worse by the unconventional meter shape.

Speedometer is just bland, though =/

 54 Enlong, Fri, 20th Jul '12 7:36:06 AM from The Underground Facility Relationship Status: is commanded toŚ WANK!
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Seconding Adannor, he who can explain my thoughts better than I ever could.
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 55 Lock, Fri, 20th Jul '12 8:08:59 AM from Germany
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I'd concur with returning the "Endless Nine" picture.
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 56 Xtifr, Sat, 21st Jul '12 12:44:33 AM Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
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Battler and the speedometer are both better than the current one, which bears no resemblance to any sort of scale or readout device that I recall seeing. Its ability to illustrate the trope seems to be an Informed Ability. I mean, really, spirals? Wha?

I almost want to hold out for a better option, but the current pic just makes so little sense to me that I'm willing to go with almost anything else.

And I say all this despite the fact that I suspect the current image is from a show I quite like, though I haven't seen it in a few years. (I didn't check the source, because I didn't want that to influence me.)

eta: oh yeah, "TTGL"—of course it's the show I thought. Still doesn't make it any more clear, though it does make me wish it were clear.

edited 21st Jul '12 12:46:45 AM by Xtifr

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 57 Enlong, Sat, 21st Jul '12 7:24:38 AM from The Underground Facility Relationship Status: is commanded toŚ WANK!
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It works like a progress bar on a computer. Except coiled up.
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[up]An unlabeled progress bar is just a bar.

 59 Enlong, Sat, 21st Jul '12 12:23:10 PM from The Underground Facility Relationship Status: is commanded toŚ WANK!
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Barkeep, I'd like a Spiral Sunrise, please.
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Yes I think the people who know what it is are dramatically overestimating its clarity. Figuring out it's some kind of scale is not impossible, but it's not obvious.
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 61 Willbyr, Tue, 21st Aug '12 4:07:48 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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Clock is set.
 62 Willbyr, Sat, 25th Aug '12 5:43:17 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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Clock's up; locking for inactivity/lack of consensus. No action is to be taken based on this thread.
 63 Willbyr, Sun, 26th Aug '12 3:17:33 PM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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Per request, I'm going to do what I debated with myself on doing before shutting the thread down. A crowner's hooked, and the snooze is hit.

edited 26th Aug '12 3:19:03 PM by Willbyr

 64 Willbyr, Wed, 29th Aug '12 12:13:44 PM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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Bump for votes.
Note that "Battler" was the page image, and it was removed without discussion or edit reason on 4/11/12. (And the "TTGL" image was added a bit later.)
Becky: Who are you? The Mysterious Stranger: An angel.
Huck: What's your name? The Mysterious Stranger: Satan.
 66 Enlong, Wed, 29th Aug '12 12:30:20 PM from The Underground Facility Relationship Status: is commanded toŚ WANK!
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Yeah, one reason I'm voting for Battler is because there appears to have been no reason why it was removed in the first place. And it was the winner of a previous Image Pickin', so removing it without discussion was already a red flag. Plus, I think it's a fine example on its own merits, without adding more nines or anything.

In fact, I'm pretty sure that that TTGL example (or something similar) was brought up in the image pickin' thread that resulted in us using the Battler image in the first place, and it lost to Battler.

edited 29th Aug '12 12:31:32 PM by Enlong

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 67 Willbyr, Fri, 31st Aug '12 3:14:58 PM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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This one's gonna have to run through the weekend...the Battler pic's the only one in the green but the ratio's not at a callable point.
 68 Willbyr, Mon, 3rd Sep '12 6:07:38 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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Still in the same boat.
 69 Willbyr, Wed, 5th Sep '12 6:23:21 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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Alright, we've finally got one at a callable ratio. The new pic's up, potholed, and tagged. Caption or no?
 70 Enlong, Wed, 5th Sep '12 7:33:39 AM from The Underground Facility Relationship Status: is commanded toŚ WANK!
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"Really should have sprung for a few extra digits."
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 71 Willbyr, Sat, 8th Sep '12 6:43:23 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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With no consensus on a caption, let's lock up and move on.
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Image Pickin: Readings Are Off The Scale
25th Aug '12 11:53:06 AM
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